I was wondering what other opinions were on these 2 V8 comparisons. I am coming off lease on my 2nd V8 sport pkg X5 and I drove both the new X5 4.8 sport and the Cayenne S a couple of days ago. I really liked the new Cayenne. It felt a lot more sportier and the steering feel was exceptional. It felt much lighter than the X5, although the BMW is very solid feeling. Not that I didn't like the bimmer but perhaps after 2 in a row i'm in need of a change. I think that dollar for dollar the BMW gives you a lot more for the money. A loaded X5 runs around $75k while a $75 Cayenne is not a sfully loaded as I like. The residuals are the same, but BMW has a better money factor, and they are easier to get at a discount. Tough decision since the last 2 X5's have been great vehicles. Cayenne is definitely more fun.